Giving Tuesday

Reminder about the church’s charitable partners.

INTERNATIONAL CAUSES
which our faith community supports through giving or volunteering:

  • Heifer International cards are available inside the church’s front entrance. You may take a card and make a donation (cash or check). Drop it in the wonderful church model made by Sandy Louis’ dad, which we’re using to collect these funds. Learn moreabout Heifer International.
  • Zimbabwe cards are available in the front of the church. These support partner faith communities and communal projects through the NH-Zimbabwe Ukama Partnership, including sister churches like JCC’s partner: Chikanga Church, City of Mutare, Zimbabwe. You can leave donations in the model church inside the front doors, or make an online donation: https://jacksoncommunitychurch.org/. Representatives from regions — including our churches — have traveled back and forth to establish strong ties between the partner faith communities.
  • Honduras Hope is a NH-based partnership with communities in Honduras. Church member Meg Phillips has traveled there several times to provide direct volunteer service in the communities and can answer your questions! Link to site for giving: https://www.hondurashope.org/donate

LOCAL CAUSES
the church supports financially and/or through volunteering. We respond to many local partners, so may not have included all such missions and initiatives here.

If you’re interested in learning more about our Missions team, contact the church: jcchurch@jacksoncommunitychurch.org

Health and wellbeing of our community from many angles:

Education and Environment:

  • Mountaintop Music provides music education and performances throughout the valley. Learn more and/or donate (or join): http://www.mountaintopmusic.org/
  • Jackson XC Ski Touring Foundation: This foundation maintains trails for XC skiing in Jackson, offers classes, provides affordable youth education and access for snow shoeing and XC skiing, and works with local nonprofits and landowners on conservation initiatives. Learn more and/or donate (or join):  https://www.jacksonxc.org/
  • Tin Mountain Conservation Center is a local partner in environmental education and preservation. They have sites in Jackson and Albany, offer programs regionally and in our classes and community centers, as well as on their own sites. Learn more and/or donate (or join): https://www.tinmountain.org/
  • Upper Saco Valley Land Trust is quietly preserving land throughout the region, including many local sites. Learn more and/or make a donation (or join): https://www.usvlt.org/
  • Appalachian Mountain Club is integral to the culture and conservation of the White Mountains. Learn more: https://www.outdoors.org/
  • Believe in Books works on literacy and performing arts in the valley and conserves land along the Saco: http://www.believeinbooks.org/

VOLUNTEER: Community Service Opportunities

VALLEY LITTER CLEAN UP DAY
Sat, May 4

  • 8:30-10am • Register at Whitney Community Center (or other locally designated sites) for trash bags, gloves and road assignments
  • 10am • Clean up
  • 2pm • Celebration at Hampton Inn, North Conway; Food music, prizes, water park and more! Ben 7 Jerry’s, Flatbread Pizza, Home Depot Play Station, Educational and Information centers. 
  • More info: Facebook.

WOMEN BUILD
Habitat for Humanity
Sat, May 11

  • Mt. Washington Valley Habitat for Humanity’s event is located in 3 Sokokis Pines, Tamworth, NH. 

CHURCH SPRING CLEAN-UP
Jackson Community Church
Sat, May 11

  • 9am – Noon
  • Come for orientation to facility, submission of background checks
  • Come with gloves and buckets, and old clothes, to help clean up grounds and exterior of church.
  • Spring cleaning!

WAY STATION VOLUNTEER TRAINING
Way Station, Nativity Lutheran Campus
Sun, May 19

  • 2-5pm
  • Come for orientation to facility, submission of background checks
  • Curriculum by United Way’s preparedness officer Jeff Jones and NH Listens

This Week: Tue, May 15- Tue, May 22

This Week at Jackson Community Church
Highlights: Wed 5/15 fitness & council meeting, Thurs 5/16 yoga, Fri 5/18 faith & fun pizza and games night, Sun 5/20 worship with guest preacher Robert Azzi and potluck lunch with Pojen Lee, Tue 5/22 women’s group and wisdom study group

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Volunteer with Jackson Community Church

Highlights:

  • Spring cleaning at church on Saturday, April 28
  • Plant sale to benefit church missions on Saturday, May 26,
  • Yard sale to fundraise for church building care and overall operations on Saturday, May 26,
  • Train in April to volunteer with Starting Point to resist and respond to domestic violence
  • Help Habitat for Humanity on Saturday, May 12 (Mother’s Day Weekend)

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